Software Developer Courses for Further Education

Platform + Content + Support = Scalable Skills Delivery

Code Institute provides an EdTech solution of platform, content and support to enable Further Education colleges to deliver a Level 3 Diploma in Software Development and aLevel 5 Diploma in Web Application Development. Both qualifications are awarded by Gateway Qualifications.


Launch quickly and attract more learners with with flexible, online delivery, always-on content and learner support


Adult Skills funding streams include Adult Education Budget, National Skills Fund and Advanced Learner Loans


In-demand tech skills with 98% graduate employment and excellent career prospects

Qualifications & Delivery

The qualifications can be delivered 100% online or in a blended format using Code Institute’s platform, content, analytics and, always-on tutor support. Content has built-in learner assessments to help colleges evaluate learners more easily.

Both qualifications are awarded by Gateway Qualifications and align to Adult Education Budget and Advanced Learner Loan funding streams.

L3 Diploma in Software Development

This qualification gives learners a foundation in Software Development that can be built on through the level 5 qualification or through work-based learning. It can be delivered wholly online or in a blended format using the Code Institute platform, course content and baked-in summative assessments.

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L5 Diploma in Web Application Development

The qualifications can be delivered 100% online or in a blended format using Code Institutes LMS, content, support and analytics. This equips learners with the practical skills to build a web-based app through four milestone projects which form the basis of assessment and a showcase of their competencies to employers.

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See it in Action

How Further Education is using technology to skill more digital talent

This whitepaper is a collaboration between Code Institute, Gateway Qualifications, City of Bristol College, Coleg y Cymoedd, Newcastle College and South Devon College. It’s based on case studies on the adoption of technology – platform, curriculum and support – to enable colleges to deliver software and web development courses. It illustrates how flexible, and adaptable the approach is and how colleges can use it to reach more learners and deliver courses with increased frequency. Each college’s unique solution is outlined in, along with learner case studies to illustrate the breadth of the learner demographic and their level of engagement with the course. It shows how colleges have been able to use the Code Institute platform and content to deliver a pipeline of digitally skilled graduates with excellent employment prospects.

“Code Institute will teach you how to code and then off you go, you’re done. No, it’s more pragmatic, it’s much more real-life than that. There are mentors from the industry with a professional point of view, guiding and shaping the course content as well as student employability.”
Conrad Saunders
Programme Coordinator, South Devon College
“That’s the advantage of teaching at scale and the possibilities it gives you to customize these courses and deliver them in the way that fits with your culture and with the expertise that you’ve got.”

Pasquale Fasulo
Head of Digital & Creative, City of Bristol College
“February [2021] was the first course; we launched with 20 participants, and then that increased to around 40 participants every month. So altogether we’ve got over 200 learners on the diploma.”

Nathan Thomas
ESP Project Coordinator, Coleg y Cymoedd
“We worked in collaboration with Code Institute to develop a regulated qualification that would upskill those already working in a website development role and also offer learners with no previous experience in programming a pathway to employment.”
Paul Saunders
Director of Business Development, Gateway Qualifications
“The ability to get it off the ground now far outweighs the potential advantages of creating a qualification like this under our own steam, as the resources needed and the time frame involved in developing the platform would be very considerable.”
Andrew Nicholson
Head of Digital Technologies at Newcastle College
“Colleges are deeply embedded in the local community, so they are key in bridging the digital divide and creating the skilled workforce local employers are looking for.”

Louise Aitken
Skills Lead, South East LEP
“It’s our job to open doors and we do that with weekly careers webinars where our hiring partners tell learners what the industry is looking for. This is a great opportunity for our students because these companies are recruiting directly.”

Jane Gormley
Director of Career Services, Code Institute

Speak to an Education Consultant

To discuss how your college can deliver the Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development
and Level 3 Diploma in Software Development